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A performance of: Springboard Festival
29th March from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Auditorium

Day Five: Wednesday 29th March 2023 

Music, Poetry and Drama.


The Word from the Floor 


Coventry Poetry Club (with Emilie Lauren Jones)

Drama - small hours by Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime, with Katie Mitchell

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning, a young mum spends the night in a flat while her baby sleeps fitfully in the next room. Her husband is away and she cannot sleep. small hours is an intimate dissection of the claustrophobic world of a new mother struggling to cope on her own.  
Directed by Kelly Davidson. Performed by Leonie Slater. This is a Criterion Theatre production.
Please note that this play includes content around post-natal depression which may be distressing or triggering.
Music and Poetry - Wes Finch and Jasmine Gardosi

Jasmine Gardosi is the current Birmingham Poet Laureate. She is a multiple slam champion, beatboxer and winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry. Her work exploring identity, LGBTQ+ issues and mental health has appeared on Button Poetry, at the Tate Modern, Glastonbury Festival and across BBC Radio, including BBC Radio 3's The Verb, Radio 4 and BBC Asian Network. 

Highly renowned Coventry musician and song writer Wes Finch spent a number of years fronting a rotating roots ensemble called the Dirty Band, with which he recorded his first album in 2008. Echoes of American artists like Conor Oberst, Elliot Smith, and Ryan Adams can be heard in Finch’s style, which feels rooted in folk music but has the ambition and sophistication of pop.

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